ANN ARBOR — The Ann Arbor database and information provider ProQuest is seeking applicants for its 2013 Roger K. Summit Scholarship.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary and open to applicants from around the world, the $5,000 award is given annually to a promising graduate student in library and information sciences.

The winner will be announced at the Special Libraries Association’s 2013 Annual Conference to be held June 9-11 in San Diego, Calif.

“For 20 years, this scholarship has supported the education of students with an interest in electronic information services,” said Maria Ziemer, manager of ProQuest’s Graduate Education Program. “We’re deeply proud of its legacy of support for aspiring information professionals. Its relevance is more profound each year as our technology environment continues to evolve.”

An important element in ProQuest’s extensive Graduate Education Program, the Summit Scholarship is named for Dialog founder Roger K. Summit, a pioneer in developing the technology behind online information retrieval.  The scholarship was established in 1993 and continues as part of ProQuest’s commitment to support graduate education and engage the next generation of information professionals.

The deadline to apply for the scholarship is April 30, 2013. To qualify, candidates must be enrolled in an accredited library or information sciences program. A panel of ProQuest information professionals will select the winner after reviewing academic achievement, interest in digital services and faculty recommendations.

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